More Walkable Cities Benefit Everyone

Imagine being elderly and trapped in an apartment for twelve days because the sidewalks outside your building are covered in snow and have not been shoveled. People confront these obstacles every day in cities large and small across the U.S. Establishing healthy, livable communities means addressing these challenges by creating pedestrian-friendly built environments that encourage and support walking, biking and transit. [see page 31]

Milford wants to stamp out childhood obesity

Healthy Futures also announced that they have joined forces with a small non-profit called WalkBoston, which created a map of various walking paths around the town. The maps are currently available to all town residents at various community buildings including Town Hall, the Milford Public Library and the police station. It can also be found on the town website.

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Boston: East Boston

Explore East Boston, experience the diversity of its neighborhoods, and incorporate exercise into your day.

Cambridge: West Cambridge

Discover the marvels of Cambridge beyond its famous education centers.

Watertown

Fit a walk into your day perfectly with the timed routes on this map.

Walpole

Try these 5 walks through Walpole and learn something new about its cultural and historic sites.

Boston: Walk to the Democratic National Convention

The DNC might not be in town, but follow this walk to the FleetCenter and pass by some must-see tourist attractions.

Wakefield

This walk explores the community's ancient center and winds around the lovely Lake Quannapowitt to return to its beginning.

Watertown: The Upper Charles River Reservation

Starting at the Watertown Dam, a walk along the rustic, overgrown Upper Charles River Reservation is the ideal way to spend a lazy afternoon.

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